The Pittsburgh Steelers had one of the most accomplished quarterbacks of his generation in Terry Bradshaw.
Then again, Tom Brady went on to end his career on a tier of his own, becoming the greatest quarterback of all time in the eyes of a lot of people.
Notably, Bradshaw and Brady have always been tangled up.
In a strange coincidence, Bradshaw used the Tom Brady pseudonym to undergo surgery without anyone knowing long before Bardy even made it to the league.
Now, the Steelers legend has decided to take things a little further with the “original Tom Brady” thing (via Games with Names on YouTube):
“I called all my plays in college. I called all my plays in the pros. I’m not realizing that people don’t call their plays. I get the biggest kick out of saying I called my own plays. Brady didn’t call his own plays. He flipped a card. I never saw a card.”
Talking to Julian Edelman for his podcast, the former quarterback took a bit of a shot at the seven-time Super Bowl champion, claiming that he used to call his own plays in college and in the pros while all Brady had to do was “flip a card.”
Bradshaw added that he never saw a card in his playing days, explaining how he used to call plays depending on the situation and how players agreed on it in the huddle beforehand.
Of course, this is going to be one of Bradshaw’s most controversial takes, which is a lot to say, but he has a valid point.
Football has come a long way from his playing days, and it doesn’t mean today’s game is any better or worse; it’s just different.
At the end of the day, they’re both legends and Hall of Famers, and there’s simply no point in comparing different eras.